Romantic Comedy Comes to Sunrise
Set in an "active adult" retirement community in South Florida, the romantic comedy, "Boynton Beach," portrays feelings of longing for affection and fear of loneliness. This "lively and poignant" film opens today at the Sunrise Theater in Southern Pines.
Susan Seidelman ("Desperately Seeking Susan") directs from a screen play inspired by her mother, who lives in the Florida community. The screen play focuses on women and, to a lesser extent, men who have lost their spouses.
The community's social center is the Boynton Beach Bereavement Club, a support group for the divorced and widowed, who are encouraged to air their feelings, meet new friends and get back into the swing of life. Now that seniors are living longer than ever, these years are uncharted territory. The residents are so determined to find love that the characters could be played by teenagers.
The three leading ladies -- Dyan Cannon, Sally Kellerman and Brenda Vaccaro -- play former beauties, now nearing 70. The film follows the women as they enter the dating game after losing their husbands. Joseph Bologna, as the optimistic Harry, tutors serious new widower Jack (Len Cariou) in contemporary dating rituals.
"Boynton Beach Club" runs Friday, Oct. 6, through Thursday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Matinees are on Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The film runs 105 minutes and is unrated; it includes some sexual situations and adult language.
The Sunrise Theater is located at 250 NW Broad St. in Southern Pines. Ticket prices for adults are $7, and $6 for matinees.
Movies at the Sunrise are ad-free and a variety of concessions are available.
For more information, call 910-692-3611 or visit www.sunrisetheater.com
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